What is the role of the physiotherapist in paediatric intensive care units? A systematic review of the evidence for respiratory and rehabilitation interventions for mechanically ventilated patients
Physio support workers help intensive care patients
A project that has seen two physiotherapy support worker posts created on a critical care ward is having impressive results.
Physio findings - Intensive care
In our regular column on research that’s relevant to physiotherapists, Janet Wright looks at the latest clinical findings.
Babies, children and adults with life-threatening or severe health problems need a great deal of care. This summary explains how physiotherapy can help.On this page:What is critical care?How can physiotherapy help?What will happen when I see a physiotherapist?Find a physio How can I help myself? Recovery and critical careGuidance and evidence for physiotherapyLinks and further information
Research backs early exercise for critically ill
New evidence has come to light that supports guidelines published by NICE last year on rehabilitation after critical illness.
Rehabilitation and exercise prescription in Australian intensive care units
Matthew Limb looks at the rehabilitation prospects for patients leaving intensive care.